Video: Jon Lester tosses his entire glove to first base for an out

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I call this “pulling a Terry Mulholland.” Because while I’m sure it happened before, the first time I ever saw a player toss his entire glove to first base to record an out because the ball got stuck in the webbing was when Terry Mulholland did it in 1986. And what is life but our own experiences?

Anyway, here’s Jon Lester pulling a Mulholland last night.

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Note: the announcer saying that Lester probably saw video of Mulholland making that kind of play back in the day. Probably did, as I’m sure it’s appeared in blooper and highlight reels played on jumbotrons for years. But it’s weird to realize that Lester was only two-years old when that went down.

Oh well. I’m old. Here’s Mulholland doing it back during the Reagan Administration:

O’Day retires following 15 seasons for 6 major league teams

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ATLANTA (AP) Right-hander Darren O'Day, who posted a 4.15 ERA in 28 games with the Atlanta Braves in 2022, announced Monday he is retiring after 15 seasons for six teams in the major leagues.

O’Day said on his Twitter account “it’s finally time to hang ’em up.”

“The mental, physical and time demands have finally outweighed my love for the game,” O’Day said.

O’Day, 40, featured an unconventional sidearm delivery. He was 42-21 with a 2.59 ERA in 644 games, all in relief. He made his major league debut in 2008 with the Angels and pitched seven seasons, from 2012-18, for the Baltimore Orioles.

He posted a 4.43 ERA in 30 postseason games, including the 2010 World Series with the Texas Rangers.

O’Day also pitched for the New York Mets and New York Yankees. He pitched for the Braves in 2019-20 before returning for his second stint with the team last season. He became a free agent following the season.

He set a career high with six saves for Baltimore in 2015, when he was 6-2 with a 1.52 ERA and was an AL All-Star.